English dog breeds

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In the world there are more than 400 breeds of dogs, each one with unique and surprising characteristics, classified in different canine federations around the world. In fact, it is curious that it was precisely in the United Kingdom, during the Victorian Era, when more than 80% of the dog breeds that we know today originated.

British dog breeds are especially curious and different from each other, therefore, in this AnimalWised article we invite you to meet the english dog breeds most popular large, medium and small.

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  1. English bulldog
  2. Yorkshire terrier
  3. English cocker spaniel
  4. Border collie
  5. English setter
  6. English mastiff
  7. English greyhound
  8. Cavalier King Charles spaniel
  9. English foxhound
  10. English bull terrier
  11. Other breeds of English dogs

1. English Bulldog

The English bulldog is a dog native to England. His behavior is calm and confident, so he lives with children without any problem. It is a very beloved breed to be adopted by families. His fur is colored white with brown spots, although you can also find specimens with unicolor fur, either white or brown in various shades. The ears are short and the head is large, with rounded black eyes. Due to its morphology, the English bulldog is considered a brachycephalic dog and it is common for this breed to suffer from various respiratory, eye and / or skin pathologies, among others..

2. Yorkshire terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier is one of the most popular small English dog breeds in the world. It weighs between 3 and 4 kilos and its average life span varies between 10 and 15 years. Is very affectionate with children, it has a playful personality. Its fur is bluish dark gray from the back of the head to the tail, the rest of the body is golden, in a tone similar to the lion's mane. It is a very healthy breed and does not usually get sick frequently, however, regular visits to the vet should be made..

3. English Cocker Spaniel

The English Cocker Spaniel is a very old breed of English dog that was used for hunting in the past. It is a very faithful dog and attached to its human companions, of playful and affectionate character. However, it has been observed that gold-colored specimens may have a tendency to aggressiveness [1].

His body is strong and athletic and weighs around 15 kilos. The coat can be unicolor, bicolor or roan. It's a breed very smart, so it is advisable to educate and train her as soon as possible to develop all her abilities.

4. Border collie

Although all dogs are known, if there is an English dog that stands out above all for its enormous popularity, without a doubt, it is this. The border collie is considered the most intelligent dog in the world according to Stanley Coren's list of the most intelligent dogs. He was originally bred as grazing animal due to his energetic demeanor, athleticism, and great ability to understand and obey orders. Its most common coat is black and white, either short or long, but the truth is that there are many colors of the border collie that are accepted.

The common diseases of this breed are deafness, cataracts, hip dysplasia and lens dislocation. Regular visits to the vet are recommended to maintain good health.

5. English Setter

If you are looking for medium English dogs, ¡you will love this breed! The English setter is an agile breed, intelligent and with hunting skills and livestock control, although today many people adopt it just for its beauty. Their fur can be black and white, tricolor or brown with whitish spots. Its ears can be long or short, in addition, it has an elongated muzzle and prominent nose with very rounded eyes, which gives it an elegant and refined appearance..

The English setter is a healthy dog ​​in general, but it is common for it to suffer from some diseases, such as deafness, gastric dilatation or skin problems.

6. English Mastiff

The English Mastiff is a giant-sized breed of English dog that was used as a war dog more than 2,000 years ago. At the end of the Second World War it was almost extinct, but with the passage of time it managed to recover. Currently, it is considered an excellent watchdog, as well as being friendly, cuddly and playful.

This breed is about 80 centimeters long and has a short, rough coat, usually a beige or sandy shade, while the muzzle and nose are dark. The English Mastiff can suffer from ectropion, gastric torsion, and kidney stones. However, in general it is a fairly healthy and strong breed.

7. English Greyhound

The English greyhound or greyhound is a dog with a athletic, elegant and fast. Its head is long and narrow, with dark eyes and long, slightly droopy ears. Regarding its personality, it is one of the breeds of large English dogs more independent, so he likes to have his own space, although this does not mean that he is tender and affectionate.

Its coat is light brown, although it can also be bicolor with whitish spots. It has a life expectancy of 12 years. This breed is ideal to live with children, either in houses or apartments.

8. Cavalier King Charles spaniel

The toy spaniel, or cavalier King Charles spaniel as it is also known, is a breed with an elegant and refined appearance. It is another of the most loved small English dogs due to its beauty and personality. It owes its name to the fact that it was the favorite canine breed of King Charles III. Despite being a small dog, it has a robust and hairy build. Its ears are long and drooping, while the muzzle is short. He enjoys outdoor activities and his character is extremely docile and loving.

Regarding its health, the breed is prone to various eye and respiratory diseases, however, there is a hereditary pathology that usually affects the breed, mainly those English lines, which is called syringomyelia. This extremely serious and painful pathology for the can [2].

9. English Foxhound

The English foxhound, like other English dog breeds mentioned in this list, was originally used as hunting dog, it is capable of traveling long distances without getting tired easily. In addition, it has great agility and strength. It is usually about 60 centimeters in length in adulthood and weighs about 40 kilos.

Its coat is short and usually tricolor: white, black and brown. It is a very healthy animal, so it does not usually get sick easily. It has the particularity of being very noisy, since it barks a lot. He loves being outside and scrubbing himself on the ground..

10. English bull terrier

We finish the list of large, medium and small English dogs with the English bull terrier, a dog that is considered a potentially dangerous breed in Spain, but which is nevertheless especially popular on the peninsula. It stands out for its active and sociable character towards people, as well as its strength and agility. Generally, we see white specimens, however, we also find brindle, red, fawn, black or tricolor dogs of this breed.

It is medium in size and its weight is around 25 kg, but it has no limits in terms of weight or height. The most common diseases of the breed are lethal acrodermatitis and mitral valve dysplasia.

Other breeds of English dogs

The above English dog breeds are not the only ones out there as, remember, many of the dog breeds originated in the UK. So, here is a list with more small, medium and large English dogs:

  • Beagle
  • Jack russell terrier
  • English pointer
  • Bobtail
  • Bedlington terrier
  • Parson Russell terrier
  • Golden retriever
  • Border terrier
  • Whippet
  • Airedale terrier

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